BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Crawfish mania is hitting parts of the south, as supply is up and prices are down.
Capitol City Crawfish owner Will Boutte knows the rush all too well. "Just as fast as you can get it in the bag," says Boutte, "the faster you can get them out of the door."
People come from all over to enjoy this regional delicacy.
"We landed at 9:30 a.m." says Washington D.C. resident and Baton Rouge Native Nancy Peele. "We're here and we've already got our crawfish."
Stores in the Baton Rouge area are still ramping up production, and expect to be hammered by customers through the holiday weekend.
"Production is gearing up in the next week or two, and we're going to have wild crawfish," says Tony's Seafood owner Bill Pizzoloto, "the spillway and the pines and at the same time in the next two weeks."
Some experts say that the price of the mudbug can go down to as low as $2.50 per pound later as supply catches up to demand.